NLS Youth '79 Cohort

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1979 Cohort
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Men and women born in the years 1957-64
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NLS Youth 1979
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National Longitudinal Survey of Youth | 1979
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NLSY79 Attachment 106: Profiles of American Youth (ASVAB Data/AFQT Scores)

Information about the administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to NLSY79 respondents is available in PDF format. This documentation also includes information about the creation of the associated Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) scores. Information includes:

Part 1: General & Technical Information

School & Transcript Surveys Documentation

Additional documentation for the NLSY79 High School Survey and Transcript data collection is available in PDF format.

Technical Sampling Report

The Technical Sampling Report for the NLSY79 is available in PDF format. An addendum with standard errors and DEFT factors for 1982-1994 is also available in PDF format.

Standard Errors and Deft factors

Table 1. Deft Factors for Round 1, 1979

All Youth 1.72547 1.71282

Family Poverty Status and Family Poverty Level Variables


NLSY79 Appendix 22: Migration Distance Variables for Respondent Locations

To support research on respondent mobility, we created a series of variables for the distance between respondent addresses at each interview round. This supplements the data on state and county of residence in the geocode release. The distance between the respondent's addresses at each date of interview was created for all unique pairs of survey years with names in the form DISTANCE_DTyrA_yrB.


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